Bright 'St. Patrick's Day' meteor over UK

Whitebeard

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I was in bed and missed it but...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35829815
 
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Balance

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I was in bed and missed it
Me too but I was awake and noticed a flash in my room (which I usually conclude to be an approaching lightning storm), though this light entered the room instead of just backlighting my curtains and it had a different hue than pure white.
So after a short sleep, I was excited to learn it was a bright meteor, though disappointed I didn't actually see it.

Coincidentally, a few evenings earlier I saw a bright shooting star in the sky (travelling north to south) which I thought to be at a more shallow angle and slower speed than I usually observe. Additionally, it had a second burst of light, as if dimmed behind a thick cloud but the sky was clear as crystal. Perhaps it was a chip off the same block, so to speak.
 

Auldy

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St. Patricks day meteor? and it wasnt green? Must be fake. :p

St. Patricks day meteor? and it was green? I've had too much Guinness..

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deirdre

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St. Patricks day meteor? and it wasnt green? Must be fake. :p
people are reporting green i guess.
 
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